Juliette Gordon Low was almost completely deaf, yet she never let her disability prevent her from accomplishing her goals.
Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. “Daisy,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was the second of six children of William Washington Gordon II and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon. Family members on her father’s side were early settlers in New Jersey and moved to Georgia after the Revolutionary War, and her mother’s family played an important role in the founding of Chicago, Illinois.A sensitive and talented youngster, Daisy Gordon spent a happy childhood in her large Savannah home, which was purchased and restored by Girl Scouts of the USA in 1953. Now known as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center, or often referred to as the Birthplace, the handsome English Regency house was designated a registered National Historic Landmark in 1965, the first in Savannah. Read more!